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Lady Eagles pick up two wins in San Diego tourney
by Bruce Harper
Sep 04, 2010 | 678 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pettus Lady Eagles fared well in their weekend play at the San Diego tournament with a couple of wins before falling in four in the championship match to the host Lady Vaqueros.

The Lady Eagles also traveled to Shiner on Friday night to meet the St. Paul Lady Cardinals and were defeated in three straight sets.

In the opening round of the San Diego tournament, the local ladies were up against the Sinton JV squad. The Lady Eagles cruised through set one, 25-10, but had to fight off a determined Lady Pirate squad in set two. The set went to extra points and the Lady Eagles hit for the final two in a 30-28 victory for the 2-0 win in the best of three.

The Kingsville Academy JV was the opponent in round two and the Lady Eagles captured the match 2-0 by the scores of 25-18 in both sets.

“We played well against the Sinton JV and had an even better game against the Kingsville Academy JV,” said head coach Erica Garza.

After a long break in the action for the Lady Eagles, the championship match with San Diego started slow for the Lady Eagles. The host team recorded a 25-16 victory to lead 1-0 in the best of five title match.

In set two, the Lady Eagles rebounded for a close 25-23 victory to even the match at 1-1.

San Diego captured set three in extra points, 26-24, and then went on to a 25-15 win in set four for the 3-1 victory and the championship.

“We became sluggish and weren’t able to get our game back against the fresh home team. We worked very hard to try and get our game back but just ran out of gas and were just a little late on every play to lose the championship game,” Garza said.

Lady Eagles Chloe Garza and Hannah Huskey led the team in the tournament with multiple assists in each contest. Ryan Grayson and Tori Arrisola worked well along the net, according to coach Garza, each accounting for the majority of the kills for the Pettus squad.

Lady Eagle Amanda Escandon was selected to the all-tourney team by the coaches for her fine all-around play.

Before Friday’s football game in Shiner, the Lady Eagles met the Lady Cardinals and the home team won in three straight sets, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-17.

The Lady Eagles are off until Sept. 7 when they host the West Oso Lady Bears in their last non-district match. Pettus begins district play on Sept. 10 when the ladies travel to Nordheim to meet the Lady Pirates.
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